How much wildlife management is enough?
IAE Seminar Series
- Public lectures/seminars
- Environmental Science
- Faculty of Education, Maths, Technology and Science
- Institute for Applied Ecology
Wildlife management has various aims, such as biodiversity conservation, sustainable harvest and pest control for production and health. Within each is a fundamental question: how much wildlife management is enough to achieve the aim(s)? Too little effort and the aim is not achieved, and too much effort can waste scarce resources of people, time and money. The relationship between the outcomes and the amount of management effort will be described with field evidence using several case studies, including managing biodiversity impacts of feral pigs, and managing predator kills.
Jim Hone is Emeritus Professor in the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra. He has extensive research experience in wildlife ecology and management, especially of birds and mammals.